Cartersville tennis teams win region titles; Woodland teams advance to state
The Cartersville girls and boys tennis teams won Region 5-AAAA championships Wednesday at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton. Both teams defeated LaGrange in their title matches.
The Lady Canes won 3-0 with a sweep of all three singles lines. Ashley Popham, Emma McCary, and Ansley Thompson each secured a win at their respective lines.
The Hurricanes won their title by a 3-1 final score.
Line 1 doubles team Juan Zazueta / Luke Kotteman and Line 2 doubles team Ivy Nelson / Ross Norwood earned points along with a Line 3 singles victory by Davis Edwards.
Other matches were pulled once the titles were secured.
The Lady Canes and Canes will now host the No. 4 seeds out of Region 7-AAAA in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
The GHSA playoff format for state tennis calls for the first round to be completed by Friday, April 20.
(Photo courtesy Cartersville Athletic Director Darrell Demastus)
WOODLAND BOYS 2ND, GIRLS 3RD AT REGION 7-5A
The Woodland boys tennis team lost in the Region 7-AAAAA finals Wednesday in Rome, 3-0. That will leave the Wildcats as the No. 2 seed from the region in the Class 5A state playoffs, but it will make Woodland an opening round host.
The Woodland girls won the third-place match at the Region 7-AAAAA tournament, winning 3-0 over Rome. All three singles lines were winners for the Lady Cats with Christy Turner, Gloria Gore, and Deanna Dodson each picking up wins.
The Wildcats will host the No. 3 seed from Region 8-AAAAA in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. GHSA requires opening round matches to be completed by Friday, April 20.
As a three-seed, the Lady Cats will play a road match in the first round at the Region 8-AAAAA runner-up.